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Thread: Grease in oil lines
18/05/2022 08:49:28

Pump air through from an empty grease gun

light oil to dilute residual grease

Low pressure compressed air to blow the tubes through

It's annoying but only an inconvenience

Edited By Ady1 on 18/05/2022 08:49:49

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
17/05/2022 13:10:48

I have often wondered what the machining solution for these things was but have never seen anything

...The obvious solution was to make a sliding breech block...

Thread: 3 phase query - for a charity project in Africa
13/05/2022 13:08:39

Small scale wind power 3 phase is possible

Baylis had a 3 phase wind up torch

Edited By Ady1 on 13/05/2022 13:10:02

Thread: Anyone know what these are called?
10/05/2022 06:29:49


Thread: Time to Say Goodbye
09/05/2022 08:52:56

I would reckon that with the post pandemic period going straight into a takeover situation subscribers will just have to be patient and wait for the new ME gang to sort themselves out, and that could take a few months

Thread: Small (9cm x 9cm) home-made CNC plasma table
08/05/2022 16:57:30

Excellent Bill thankyou

I think I'd be too busy fishing, canoeing and drinking beer at sunset to do much machining

Thread: Drummond m
08/05/2022 09:11:49

Pictures would help for getting advice

I've welded a few bits on my Drummonds, good quality cast iron seems to be pretty easy to glue together

Might not be Lloyds A1 stuff but it does do the job

Thread: Help identifying mystery steady rests - possibly Myford 4" Precision?
05/05/2022 17:06:19 may help

A lot of the old boys in here won't visit an unknown site that's in a first post

Putting your pictures in here will get a better response

Thread: Which beginners lathe is best
05/05/2022 08:59:45

Emcos or any other postable lathe are totally the way to start off, unimat SL etc

Then spend 6months using it, the dirt, the mess, the swarf in your fingers, the COST of it all

Then you really know where to go at that point, no more chicken and egg situation

1. Stick it in the post and take up birdwatching

2. Upgrade!

Thread: Smart & Brown model M bargain
04/05/2022 23:22:45

Very nice

Interesting to note the solid bronze bearings could do 1300rpm

(and they are BIG)

Edited By Ady1 on 04/05/2022 23:27:17

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
04/05/2022 00:12:34

Hope he's ok

I found a booklet with 88mm details and I think the source site will have a lot of other historical military stuff for those people who are interested in militaria

Edited By Ady1 on 04/05/2022 00:13:11

Thread: Screw Jack Casting
03/05/2022 16:57:10

The people in here know EVERYTHING

Thread: Reversible Marine Engine
29/04/2022 08:45:24


Thread: Workshop warming
28/04/2022 13:58:49

I got a fleecy "snood" as an xmas present and went out to buy 2 more within a week because they are so good

Wish I'd known about them when I used to hillwalk, been wearing one practically every day since I got it

We don't get much global warming in Jockland

Edited By Ady1 on 28/04/2022 14:06:36

Thread: Looking for a non-magnetic, strong, easily glued material
27/04/2022 23:23:00

That aluminium chequer plate they glue onto landrovers is pretty tough

Get a 1mm sheet of 5bar and sand it down

Edited By Ady1 on 27/04/2022 23:26:20

Thread: Leblond Regal 10" drive motor replacement
27/04/2022 18:24:27

If you are using it a lot then good kit will make a huge difference to its efficiency and the pure pleasure of using it

If you're just tinkering now and then, the 1HP+ route is fine

Edited By Ady1 on 27/04/2022 18:26:07

Thread: Use of a wild card symbol in the QBasic Chain command
27/04/2022 14:07:04
Posted by Peter Cook 6 on 27/04/2022 13:09:44:

The alternative ( and it's a long time since I wrote Basic) might be to read the relevant directory,

That sounds like the best system to me, read the dir listing to a file handling routine

while dir A >0

open file 1

do stuff

close file 1

loops until the end of the directory

That's a lot of work methinks, but would be great once it was up and running

One caveat may be- can your basic/windows system tolerate a multiple high speed cycle of accessing and editing files

Edited By Ady1 on 27/04/2022 14:14:46

27/04/2022 11:32:48

I would think you would need to move the SLOT? bit to a variable string

a$="slot" and then mess with that variable

So you need your file handling command to be capable of opening variables so -

open file a$ needs to work

And then you need to be able to mess with that string, concatenate I believe they call it


where b$ is the variables bit added on

sounds like fun. ugh

Edited By Ady1 on 27/04/2022 11:36:56

Thread: Leblond Regal 10" drive motor replacement
27/04/2022 10:32:18

That's a pretty chunky small bench lathe and I'm going to throw my hat in and say 1/3HP isn't enough

I would say 1/2HP minimum and 1HP is bestest

For me with 10" swing I would be looking at 1.0 to 1.5HP

Edited By Ady1 on 27/04/2022 10:34:22

Thread: Cheap stuff
26/04/2022 10:06:33

I sometimes get cheap stuff which gives you a lot for your money, and then focus on improving its limitations or use it to create a more useful project

My Lidl bench drill is still sittlng gathering dust for 69 quid but for that money I got a whole bunch of bits

Nearly used one of the triple belt pulleys last year but found an alternative

Pulleys are 20 quid a pop on ebay and that Lidl drill has two triples and a quadruple pulley before you even look at the rest of it

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